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Plastic Containers Market

  • November 2012
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US resin demand to exceed 14 billion pounds in 2016

US demand for plastic containers is expected to surpass $32 billion in 2016, with resin demand reaching 14.2 billion pounds. Advances will be driven by performance advantages over metal, glass and paperboard alternatives, which will stimulate ongoing opportunities in a broad range of applications. Additionally, unit gains will be propelled by preferences for small, single-serving containers in bottle markets such as water, carbonated soft drinks, and milk; and in tub, cup, and bowl markets such as yogurt, soup, fruit, coffee, and condiments. However, advances will be moderated by the maturity of a number of bottle markets, along with heightened competition from flexible packaging in the tub, cup, and bowl, and tray markets. Resin demand will trail unit gains due to lightweighting of bottles in many markets to hold down resin and shipping costs, and to enhance sustainability. Notable markets where significant lightweighting has been achieved include bottled water and liquid laundry detergent. The liquid laundry detergent market has transitioned to more concentrated formulations that require smaller bottles.

Pharmaceutical, food uses to spur bottles & jars gains

Among major bottle and jar markets, the fastest gains are anticipated for food and pharmaceutical applications. In pharmaceutical applications, growth for bottles and jars will be supported by heightened pharmaceutical production, along with above-average expansion among the older population segments, which comprise the most intensive consumers of pharmaceuticals and related containers. Plastic bottle demand in food uses will be driven by barrier property and processing improvements that will create further opportunities for PET bottles in hot-fill applications and for HDPE and PET bottles in aseptic applications. Faster volume gains are anticipated for plastic containers other than bottles and jars, the result of continued favorable growth for tubs, cups, and bowls and improved demand for other plastic container types. Tub, cup, and bowl demand will be supported by the convenience, portability, and portion control benefits of singleserving cup packaging, as well as the presence of food industry growth segments (e.g., yogurt, hummus, single-cup coffee) in which tub and cup packaging is used. However, volume expansion will be moderated by thinwalling of containers in order to reduce the amount of material consumed per container. Prospects for plastic pails will be helped by recoveries in residential, office, and commercial construction from their low 2011 levels, which will boost demand for paints, adhesives, driveway sealers, and other goods typically packaged in pails. A rebound in the construction market will also stimulate demand for other plastic containers such as plastic paint cans and plastic caulking cartridges.

PET, HDPE to remain major plastic container resins

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) are by far the major resins for plastic containers, accounting for a combined 86 percent of demand in 2011. PET will see higher volume gains in uses such as food and pharmaceutical bottles, trays, and tubs, cups, and bowls. HDPE demand will rebound from declines in the 2006-2011 period. However, gains will be restrained by declining per capita consumption of milk, the downsizing of detergent and bleach bottles, and competition from laundry detergents that are not packaged in bottles.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are available in the upcoming industry study, Plastic Containers. It presents historical demand data for 2001, 2006 and 2011, as well as forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product, type, market, and resin. The study also examines market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 29 US industry players.

Table Of Contents

Plastic Containers Market

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Demographic and Household Trends 8
Consumer Income and Spending Trends 12
Manufacturing Outlook 15
Packaging Overview 18
Paper 21
Plastic 22
Metal 23
Glass and Wood 23
Thermoplastic Resin Industry Outlook 24
Historical Market Trends 27
Pricing Trends 31
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 34
International Activity 39
Foreign Trade 40

III. CONTAINER RESINS 43

General 43
Polyethylene Terephthalate 47
High Density Polyethylene 51
Polypropylene 53
Polystyrene 58
Low Density Polyethylene 60
Polyvinyl Chloride 61
Other Resins 63

IV. CONTAINER OVERVIEW 67

General 67
Units 68
Weight 72

V. BOTTLES and JARS 77

General 77
Bottles and Jars by Weight 81
Bottles and Jars by Resin 85
Beverages 89
Beverage Industry Outlook 90
Plastic Beverage Bottles 92
Bottled Water 97
Bottled Water Outlook 98
Plastic Water Bottles 100
Carbonated Soft Drinks 103
Carbonated Soft Drink Outlook 104
Plastic Carbonated Soft Drink Bottles 105
Plastic Carbonated Soft Drink Bottles by Size 108
Milk 111
Milk Outlook 111
Plastic Milk Bottles 113
Fruit Beverages 117
Fruit Beverage Outlook 117
Plastic Fruit Beverage Bottles 119
Other Beverages 122
Sports Drinks 123
RTD Tea 125
Other Nonalcoholic Ready-to-Drink Beverages 127
Alcoholic Beverages 129
Food 134
Food Industry Outlook 135
Plastic Food Bottles and Jars 137
Sauces and Condiments 140
Dairy Products 143
Edible Oils 146
Other 148
Household Cleaning Chemicals 150
Household Cleaning Chemical Outlook 151
Plastic Household Cleaning Chemical Bottles 153
Detergents 156
Dishwashing 157
Laundry 159
Kitchen and Bath Cleaners 162
Fabric Softeners 164
Bleach 165
Other Household Cleaning Chemicals 167
Cosmetics and Toiletries 169
Cosmetic and Toiletry Industry Outlook 170
Plastic Cosmetic and Toiletry Bottles and Jars 172
Hair Care 176
Skin Care 179
Other Cosmetic and Toiletry Products 182
Pharmaceuticals 185
Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook 186
Plastic Pharmaceutical Bottles and Jars 187
Liquids 190
Powders, Tablets, and Capsules 192
Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals 194
IandI Cleaning Chemical Outlook 195
Plastic IandI Cleaning Chemical Bottles 197
Automotive Chemicals 199
Automotive Chemical Industry Outlook 199
Plastic Automotive Chemical Bottles 201
Automotive Lubricants 203
Antifreeze/Coolant 205
Other Automotive Chemicals 206
Other Bottle and Jar Markets 208

VI. OTHER PLASTIC CONTAINERS 211

General 211
Tubs, Cups, and Bowls 214
Resins 218
Producers 221
Pails 223
Open-Head 227
Tight-Head 228
Trays 229
Foamed Polystyrene Trays 232
Crystallized and Recycled PET Trays 235
Polypropylene Trays 237
APET and Other Trays 238
Cans 239
Applications 241
Producers 244
Egg Cartons 245
Squeeze Tubes 248
All Other Containers 251

VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 255

General 255
Industry Composition 256
Market Share 259
Acquisitions and Divestitures 267
Marketing and Distribution 272
Manufacturing 274
Research and Development 277
Competitive Strategies 281
Cooperative Agreements 283
Company Profiles 287
Alpha Packaging Holdings Incorporated 288
ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH and Company KG 291
Amcor Limited 293
Anchor Packaging Incorporated 299
Bemis Company Incorporated 301
Berry Plastics Corporation 303
Biosphere Industries, see Sealed Air
BWAY Corporation 307
CKS Packaging Incorporated 310
Clean Tech, see Plastipak Holdings
Coca-Cola Company 312
Consolidated Container Company LLC 317
Constar International LLC 321
Cryovac, see Sealed Air
Curwood, see Bemis
Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex
Drug Plastics and Glass Company Incorporated 324
Fabri-Kal Corporation 326
Genpak, see Pattison (Jim) Group
Graham Packaging, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Huhtamaki Oyj 328
Interplast Packaging, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Letica Corporation 330
LINPAC Group Limited 332
Liquid Container, see Reynolds Group Holdings
NAMPAC, see BWAY
Nestle SA 335
Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Paradigm Packaging Incorporated 338
Pattison (Jim) Group 340
Plastican, see BWAY
Plastipak Holdings Incorporated 344
Polytainers Incorporated 349
Pretium Packaging LLC 351
Progressive Plastics, see Alpha Packaging Holdings
Rexam Food Containers, see Silgan Holdings
Rexam plc 353
Rexam SBC, see Berry Plastics
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 357
Ring Companies 363
Roffe Container, see Consolidated Container
Sealed Air Corporation 366
Silgan Holdings Incorporated 370
Sonoco Products Company 374
Southeastern Container, see Coca-Cola
Tekni-Plex Incorporated 378
Vanga Products (Plastics), see Alpha Packaging Holdings
Western Container, see Coca-Cola
Other Companies in the Plastic Container Industry 380

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8
2 Population and Households 12
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 15
4 Manufacturers' Shipments 18
5 Packaging Supply and Demand 20
6 Thermoplastic Resin Demand 26
7 Plastic Container Market, 2001-2011 30
8 Thermoplastic Resin Pricing 34
9 US Foreign Trade in Plastic Bottles and Jars 42

SECTION III -- CONTAINER RESINS

1 Plastic Container Demand by Resin 46
2 Polyethylene Terephthalate Demand in Plastic Containers 50
3 High Density Polyethylene Demand in Plastic Containers 53
4 Polypropylene Demand in Plastic Containers 58
5 Polystyrene Demand in Plastic Containers 60
6 Low Density Polyethylene Demand in Plastic Containers 61
7 Polyvinyl Chloride Demand in Plastic Containers 63
8 Other Resin Demand in Plastic Containers 66

SECTION IV -- CONTAINER OVERVIEW

1 Plastic Container Demand in Units 71
2 Plastic Container Demand by Weight 75

SECTION V -- BOTTLES and JARS

1 Plastic Bottle and Jar Demand by Market in Units 80
2 Plastic Bottle and Jar Demand by Market in Pounds 84
3 Plastic Bottle and Jar Demand by Resin 88
4 Beverage Production 92
5 Beverage Market for Plastic Bottles 96
6 Water Market for Plastic Bottles 103
7 Carbonated Soft Drink Market for Plastic Bottles 108
8 Plastic Carbonated Soft Drink Bottle Demand by Size 110
9 Milk Market for Plastic Bottles 116
10 Fruit Beverage Market for Plastic Bottles 121
11 Other Beverage Markets for Plastic Bottles 123
12 Sports Drink Market for Plastic Bottles 125
13 RTD Tea Market for Plastic Bottles 126
14 Other Nonalcoholic RTD Beverage Market for Plastic Bottles 129
15 Alcoholic Beverage Market for Plastic Bottles 131
16 Food Shipments 137
17 Food Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 140
18 Sauce and Condiment Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 143
19 Dairy Product Market for Plastic Bottles 146
20 Edible Oil Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 148
21 Other Food Markets for Plastic Bottles and Jars 150
22 Household Cleaning Chemical Shipments 152
23 Household Cleaning Chemical Market for Plastic Bottles 155
24 Detergent Market for Plastic Bottles 157
25 Dishwashing Detergent Market for Plastic Bottles 159
26 Laundry Detergent Market for Plastic Bottles 162
27 Kitchen and Bath Cleaner Market for Plastic Bottles 164
28 Fabric Softener Market for Plastic Bottles 165
29 Bleach Market for Plastic Bottles 166
30 Other Household Cleaning Chemical Markets
for Plastic Bottles 169
31 Cosmetic and Toiletry Shipments 172
32 Cosmetic and Toiletry Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 176
33 Hair Care Product Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 179
34 Skin Care Product Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 182
35 Other Cosmetic and Toiletry Markets for Plastic Bottles and Jars 185
36 Pharmaceutical Supply and Demand 187
37 Pharmaceutical Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 190
38 Liquid Pharmaceutical Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 192
39 Powder, Tablet, and Capsule Market for Plastic Bottles and Jars 194
40 IandI Cleaning Chemical Shipments 197
41 IandI Cleaning Chemical Market for Plastic Bottles 198
42 Automotive Chemical Demand 201
43 Automotive Chemical Market for Plastic Bottles 203
44 Automotive Lubricant Market for Plastic Bottles 205
45 Antifreeze/Coolant Market for Plastic Bottles 206
46 Other Automotive Chemical Markets for Plastic Bottles 208
47 Other Plastic Bottle and Jar Markets 210

SECTION VI -- OTHER PLASTIC CONTAINERS

1 Other Plastic Container Demand 213
2 Plastic Tub, Cup, and Bowl Demand 218
3 Plastic Pail Demand 227
4 Plastic Food Tray Demand 232
5 Plastic Can Demand 241
6 Plastic Egg Carton Demand 247
7 Plastic Squeeze Tube Demand 251
8 All Other Plastic Container Demand 254

SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Plastic Container Sales by Company, 2011 258
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 270
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 285

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Thermoplastic Resin Demand, 2011 26
2 Plastic Container Market, 2001-2011 31
SECTION III -- CONTAINER RESINS
1 Plastic Container Demand by Resin, 2011 46
SECTION IV -- CONTAINER OVERVIEW
1 Plastic Container Demand in Units, 2011 72
2 Plastic Container Demand by Weight, 2011 76
SECTION V -- BOTTLES and JARS
1 Plastic Bottle and Jar Demand by Market in Units, 2011 81
2 Plastic Bottle and Jar Demand by Market in Pounds, 2011 85
3 Plastic Bottle and Jar Demand by Resin, 2011 89
4 Beverage Market for Plastic Bottles, 2011 97
5 Household Cleaning Chemical Market for Plastic Bottles,
2011 156
SECTION VI -- OTHER PLASTIC CONTAINERS
1 Other Plastic Container Demand by Type, 2011 214
SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Plastic Container Market Share, 2011 261

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